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>> welcome to" on dw in berlin -- welcome to the "journal" on dw. germany remembers the attack on the munich olympics. >> international pressure on syria amounts as the fighting rages on. >> and more gold for germany's athletes at the paralympic in london. -- paralympics in london. germany has been marking a somber anniversary this wednesday. 40 years ago, palestinian gunmen killed 11 israelis at the munich olympics. the brazen act of terrorism in 1972 shocked the world. >> it raised questions about lax security at the olympic park as well as how a botched rescue operation was handled. then, the swift decision by olympic officials to continue the games also provoked criticism. today, ceremonies were held in munich to remember the victims. the choir of munich's synagogue, singing a lament at the airbase where 40 years ago the israeli olympic hostage drama took such a tragic end. relatives of the victims and surviving athletes said their return here brought back painful memories. >> it felt like it was yesterday. the feelings of -- are very strong. >> it was in the early hours of
palestinian prisoners and leading members of the left-wing red army faction in germany. israel refused to negotiate. germany played for time. a battle of nerves in soon. that night, german police attempted and botched a rescue. in the following a massacre, all of the hostages were killed, along with five of the terrorists and one police officer. the olympics were interrupted for one day of mourning, but during the memorial service, the international olympic committee made its position clear. >> the games must go on. >> the decision to continue remains controversial to this day, but for many people, what is more important is keeping the memory of the victims alive. >> now, we are joined by our political correspondent. john, some of the victims complained that even 40 years after the event has happened, there has not been a clear admission of guilt by german authorities. >> the german authorities were suddenly need, and the police were not trained to deal with terrorism, but remember -- this was just 27 years after the end of the second world war. the atmosphere was one of euphoria in ge
. the fall of the berlin wall marked the end of the soviet empire's iron curtain and reshaped germany's borders. a new unified berlin is emerging: the capital of a reunited germany near the center of a european region whose borders expanded with the demise of the iron curtain. narrator: during the cold war that followed world war ii, germany existed as two antagonistic countries, east germany and west germany. berlin, the historic capital of the nation, located deep inside communist east germany, was also divided into east and west sectors. for nearly 30 years, this division was marked by a wall built right through the city. the wall went up in 1961. then in 1989, germany was reunified and the wall was torn down. man: the wall comes down, there is great euphoria. finally the two cities can be connected again and made one. it is a new symbol of the unification of germany, the symbol of unification of germany. people are euphoric-- they go to the wall when the wall opens up, and they visit and they g and everybody seems to be very happy, but once the euphoria settles a little bit, it be
's a green light for the euro bailout fund -- germany's top board says the rescue package can go ahead. >> the u.s. ambassador in libya and three other american officials are killed during islamist protests in benghazi. >> in pakistan, nearly 300 people died in a blaze at a clothing factory. germany's top court has approved the eurozone bailout fund with some conditions. the ruling clears up a key hurdle toward resolving the eurozone debt crisis. >> in the landmark decision, the constitutional court overturn legal challenges aimed at preventing the european stability mechanism and the european this compact from becoming law. 37,000 people in germany joined the suit which challenged the constitutionality. >> the plaintiffs claim germany was fighting way to much of parliament's power over the budget. >> all eyes were on the german constitutional court as a judge is prepared to hand down their decision on european stability mechanism. those who filed the suit want to stop the esm's ratification. a high court struck down the injunction, clearing the way for the measure. but the judges set
billed as this year's main event. >> germany's highest court has rejected a last-minute challenge to stop it ruling on the eurozone's new bailout fund. >> a german legislator had applied for the delay, arguing more time was needed to consider a rescue scheme that could take the entire block down a very different road. >> the constitutional court will hand down its verdict as originally planned, ruling on the legality of the 700 billion euro fund. germany is the main contributor, so it is backing it. >> these parties -- these proceedings come as the chairman paul raman looks at how much money will be half the funding next year as part of the budget. >> the timing could have been better. the budget debate coinciding with the constitutional court's debate on the esm. the inquiry -- and certain future of europe is in states like grease makes things difficult enough. germany says for the fun to work, troubled countries must implement reforms. >> without such reforms, nothing is going to happen in the member states. that is called conditionality. conditionality is an indispensable requirement f
in germany create controversy by calling for germany's military to be equipped with killer drones. >> the international envoy for syria, lakhdar brahimi, has told the un security council that the country possible war is worsening and that syria faces a growing food prices. he has been on the job now for just three weeks -- food crisis. he has been on the job now for just three weeks. >> he said there is little prospect of finding an immediate solution to end the conflict. his briefing to the un security council comes as the violence inside syrian cities such as aleppo continues. >> 3 children were killed in an explosion in aleppo, all members of the same family. activists say least 60 people died in attacks across the country on monday. syria is under the spotlight at the un headquarters in new york. special envoy lakhdar brahimi briefed the security council ahead of his address to the general assembly. >> good afternoon to you. i think there is no disagreement anywhere that the situation in syria it is extremely bad and getting worse, that is a threat to the region and the threat
germany's foreign minister has called for a transitional government to be installed in syria, posting a second meeting of the international working group on the country, he called for a common platform of all opposition groups. >> many western countries are placing their hopes in the syrian national council. >> the berlin conference is planning for syria after the fall of the assad regime. ahead of the secure -- and of the syrian national council is based in turkey. he does not want to wait until assad has been toppled before laying out his vision of a new series. >> we are wishing the new syria will be secular, democratic, and for every person, for every group. >> however lofty that vision, the german foreign minister knows, there are more pressing issues such as the humanitarian situation. the civil war in syria is spreading. 100,000 people fled the fighting in august. most to turkey, others to jordan. syria possible labor -- syria's neighbors say they are stretched to the limit and others the to help. >> i am not going to allow germany taking in some refugees, to help or provide wi
in syria. >> germany's elite commando force celebrates their 40th anniversary. >> protests are continuing our around the muslim world over the anti-islam video produced in the united states. at least two men were killed in violent protest in pakistan. >> police were attack -- were attacked and patrol cars were set ablaze in the capital and left can stand. a leader of hezbollah says the u.s. faces serious repercussions it allows the full video to be released. >> it was a rare appearance before the leader of hezbollah who has been in hiding since the 2006 war with israel. but he spoke to protesters rallying in beirut. he claimed recent demonstrations were the beginning of an uprising throughout the muslim world. he called for his followers to prevent the publication of " innocent of muslims" and said those responsible should be punished. >> of the united states is just using freedom of expression as an excuse. they need to understand publishing this film will have consequences. >> the controversy surrounding the low-budget film may have come just in time. his support for the long time has b
twice as high as here in germany. young people are especially affected, and there is no sign of any improvement. several major employers have announced massive redundancies. the eurozone bailout fund is designed to prevent future debt crises from spiraling out of control, but its introduction has been beset by pretty big problems. the german government has approved an amendment to the treaty to set up the fund. >> that satisfy demand for germany's constitutional court to limit berlin's contributions to 190 billion euros and ensure germany's parliament receives regular briefings on the fund. the gsm -- esm is due to come into effect in october. high-frequency trading is a practice which involves enormous numbers of transactions carried out in a matter of seconds, using high-tech computer programs. >> high-frequency trading increases volatility and can cause severe aberrations and generally destabilize markets. because of that, the german cabinet has agreed on draft laws aimed at ending the practice. >> once again, chancellor angela merkel's conservative government is pushing for fina
and closed many of its schools and embassies in muslim countries. >> germany did the same today. the government in berlin is considering whether to ban a public screening of that anti- islam film, which unleashed massive violence last week. we asked german muslims in berlin to tell us what they think. >> mahomet is a gem and tunisian and imam -- german- tunisian and imam. he says he would not watch the controversial video. p>> it is painful for me. i would like them to say they are banning it because it demeans and a tax part of our -- demeans and attacks part of our society. >> this by supporting a ban, he does not want local muslims letting their pleasure turned to anger -- despite supporting a ban. some are refusing to be swept up in the controversy. >> for me, muhammed is so great that i can ignore the forest. we are keeping our heads held high. these things do not normally interest us. >> should the film be banned in germany? >> it makes no difference to me. >> what is the mood on the streets of berlin? some of the muslims we talked to were upset about the denigration of th
as individual state identity is maintained. strasbourg is located on the border of france and germany and has endured centuries of conflict between those two nations. today, it is one seat of the european union-- a symbol of modern unity. as political boundaries become more permeable, perceptions of place change as well as deeper, more personal meanings of national identity. when state boundaries become porous, what does it mean to be french or german or european? strasbourg serves as one of three centers for the european union. this medium-sized city of 250,000 is not a major player in europe's financial or industrial arenas. so why is it playing such an important role in europe's political future? the answer can be found in strasbourg's cultural history-- a product of its unique borderland location. strasbourg literally means "city of the roads that cross." these roads lead west to atlantic europe, east to central europe, north to great britain and south to the mediterranean world. most crucial of all, strasbourg sits on the rhine river between two of europe's strongest historical rivals--
gained her a newfound popularity abroad. now she only has to convince from parliament back in germany. >> joining us now for more on this is terry martin. it looks like the chancellor did not get her way, but the rest of the world seems pretty happy. has the ecb's decision hurt her? >> it looks like a defeat for the chancellor. in her approach to the crisis, she had emphasized fiscal discipline, austerity, and the ecb decision sends a very sick -- different signal to the ecb saying they will buy up on lamented short-term bonds sending a very different signal from one the chancellor is saying. the chancellor have little choice but to accept the ecb decision, so she's tried to put a good face on it saying the ecb decision will be attached to very specific terms for the rescue packages for any countries that are selling the bonds to the ecb. she seems to be happy about that. >> the opposition to the eurozone bailout seems to be growing. could germany still and up locking the bailout process? >> everyone is awaiting a constitutional court decision next week concerning the european stabili
to come, germany's top court clears the way for the country to ratify europe's new bailout fund, but the relief comes with strings attached. scientists say they are a step closer to finding a cure to some types of deafness is successfully used embryonic stem cells to reverse hearing loss. >> these nerve cells and now under the microscope are hoping they can one gain in rivers they were created by stem cells of have the ability to turn into any tissue. in this condition, nerve cells in the inner ear are damaged, preventing sound from traveling along the auditory nerve to the brain like cutting a telephone wire. researchers through stem cells -- grew stem cells into healthy replacement nerve cells. they injected these into gerbils, considered a good animal model for human hearing and found out on average 45% of hearing was restored. >> this is proved themselves can be used to repair the damage here, but this is only the beginning. we think this is a good step forward. >> she says she could hear perfectly as a child until she contracted typhoid. she works of the charity but funded
, the kind of government we had in germany from 2005 through 2009 with steinbruck as finance he says he wants to forge a coalition between social democrats and greens, which he believes will be strong enough to oust merkel's government. liberals are in disarray at this point, so that is a problem for angela merkel. he wants to oust the current government and with it angela merkel, and that would be -- that would mean reshaping german politics. >> what does he need to do in order to convince voters that he can lead germany? >> he has to show that he is listening and that he cares. everyone knows steinbruck has a great deal of financial expertise and acumen, but some people think he is a little too close to the financial sector, to the banking sector, that he is too much of a centrist. certainly here, there is a perception in germany at the moment that there is a great deal of social imbalance. a lot of people among the social democrats are concerned that the gap between the rich and poor is getting greater, and some people blame that on the financial markets. some people blame it on the financ
to understand is any constitutional court ruling in germany is not actually about the thing they're ruling on. it's about whether the due process of democracy in the federal republic has been observed. and so the primary concern here is what sort of stones in the road are they going to put into -- are they going say this needs to be debated again in parliament, or what other conditions are they going attach. >> strings attached. these are the judges now coming out. so we think we're about to get the judgment rule. we're going to allow silvia to listen in, if indeed we have the audio. the strings attached are going to be -- >> that seems to be the focus this morning. >> do you suspect that will be the key? >> that is the key, but i don't think it will surprise us. >> the president of the german federal constitutional court is andreas bascul -- hopefully i'm not butchering that. no audio yet there. you can see them with the red ropes and matching hats. nice analysis this morning at the role he is playing here. ambrose pritchard writing in a sense, this court is the only functioning supreme cour
on the ecb board. it is widely believed to have been from germany, which has been opposed to ecb intervention. >> more analysis now from the german institute of economic research. you have seen the press conference. what do you make of the developments? >> i think we have seen a decisive break in european monetary policy. >> a good or bad thing? >> in general, i think it is a bad thing because the ecb should decide in terms of price stability based on the data for the whole euro area. now, what we have this redistribution among countries, and the claim is that some countries have to pay higher interest rates, and the claim is difficult. >> what will germany's reaction be? >> i think there is fierce opposition because monetary policy has come very close to political governments in this sense, and this may be violating the principle of prohibition financing government debt with monetary press. >> the ecb will be acting just like any other creditor and will have to take losses if a country defaults on bonds that are bought by the ecb. does that put the ecb or the eurozone in a dangerous position
on the planet. >> a strike by air lufthansa cabin crew has disrupted hundreds of flights in germany and other european locations. thousands of passengers have been stranded. >> right now, they are facing further delays from a rolling series of stoppages about pay and cost-cutting. frankfurt international says it has asked that no flights depart from the airport. >> intercontinental flights were not affected. union officials have promised more strikes in the coming days if the wage agreement is not reached soon. >> frankfurt airport ground to a standstill as the lufthansa cabin crew strike took effect. lufthansa had to cancel a around 200 out of 360 flights. >> i fly a lot. it is my wedding anniversary, and here i am waiting. it is annoying. >> you think the ground crew nom -- the ground crew, not the cabin crew, were striking. no one is here. >> it affects me, but they are entitled to strike. wage cutting in germany cannot continue like this. >> the dispute is not just about higher wages. the cabin crew also opposes the use of temporary staff on lufthansa flights. the company wants to employ
as a training ground. live shots being fired, but for now at least, it is only a drill. >> germany is following france's lead and closing the embassy -- closing many embassies in muslim countries tomorrow. >> concerns that an image of the prophet mohammed could cause violence. authorities fear unrest could escalate after friday prayers. >> washington has appointed a panel to investigate a possible al qaeda link to the killing of four embassy staff in libya. >> thursday, the libyan government held a ceremony to honor the officials who died at the u.s. consulate in benghazi last week. the white house says it still does not know whether the attack was premeditated or sparked by an islam film made in the u.s.. we will have more on the reaction of religious extremists later on in this half hour. and a serious human rights groups report that 54 people have been killed in an air strike in syria -- >> serious human rights groups report that 54 people have been killed in an air strike in syria -- >> syrian human-rights groups. >> trade unions in india called a one-day strike on thursday and brought the
nuclear waste site. >> from germany to china, in prison dissident's show ingenuity in communicating their thoughts and feelings to the outside world -- imprisoned dissidents showed ingenuity in communicating their thoughts and feelings to the outside world. the israeli-palestinian conflict has been one of the central topics on the agenda at the united nations general assembly in new york. both palestinian authority president abbas and israeli prime minister netanyahu and addressed the delegates. >> after failing to secure full member status last year, abbas has set his sights on gaining recognition as a non-member state this time around. despite the move, angering israel, abbas said this could be the last chance for peace. >> we realize that the progress toward making peace is through negotiations between the palestinian liberation organization and listen -- and israel. by the complexities of the prevailing reality and the frustrations that abound, we say to the international community that there is still a chance -- maybe the last -- to save the two-state solution and to salvage pe
in pakistan history as more than 230 people are dead in a fire at a clothing factory in karachi. and germany's constitutional court says that there's nothing to stop the country taking part in the euro bailout fund. it's midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington and 1:00 p.m. in benghazi where a violent protest portraying the prophet muhammad has led to the death of four u.s. officials, one of them the ambassador to libya, christopher stevens. officials said he died when the consulate was set on fire. three others died. there's been no confirmation from the united states. the secretary of hillary clinton issued a statement. but she added there is no justification for violence. emily buchanon has more. >> inferno overnight at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. militants stormed the compound and set fire to buildings. it's not clear yet how the ambassador died, but reports suggests his car may have come under rocket attacks as he and others were trying to escape. the anger was sparked by a provocative film made by an israeli american about the life of the prophet muhammad. >> my name is christoph
of effort is perceived by everybody, including germany, to be on the right track. has an influence on how jir germans-- the german public opinion, the german government see other countries in the your own zone. they become more confident on the willingness that everybody's doing its part. and it's not that there are the 5thrifty countries in the north and the lazy countries in the south. >> rose: you see a participation in that kind of dialogue. >> yes, i see participation of prejudices that had been piling up a bit too much. sometimes i still have to explain that people consider italy in the category of better countries. >> rose: yes. >> italy hasn't poro borrowed a single euro from any institution, and is the largest contributor in europe of funds and commitments to solve the situation of greece. >> rose: i wonder if there are a lot of misconceptions that you see because this is now such a public idea of the survival of the your own zone, the, venus of default by governments, and the necessity of bailouts. >> take the case of greece. cerinly there were some huge problems a few years ago
and flying rocks filled the air. their rage is directed toward germany and the west in general. >> when they insult our beliefs, our religion under the slogan of freedom and democracy, we say to hell with freedom and democracy when it touches religion and faith. >> protesters also attacked the nearby british embassy. police fired tear gas in an effort to control the crowd, but they were unable to stop protesters from entering the german embassy. the reaction in berlin was one of horror. >> i strongly condemn these attacks on the german embassy in sudan. i demand from the sudanese authorities that the safety and integrity of the embassy grounds be guaranteed immediately. in accordance with international law. >> employees of the embassy in khartoum are all safe. the foreign ministry has set up a crisis team to monitor developments. security measures at german embassies around the islamic world have been stepped up to guard against more violence. >> for more, let's cross over to our parliamentary studios. tell us about the foreign ministry. >> as far as we know, the situation at the embass
manufacturer, far surpassing bowling, for example. -- surpassing bowling, for example. germany and france will both have to approve the transaction. those are high hurdles. decisions are expected by mid october. >> let's get a closer look at how stocks reacted to that of other news. >> the news about the intent to merge shocked investors, the shares dropped like stones. bae windows 7% and eads lost a lot more than 10%. strategically, the experts say it makes good sense in the market these days, but investors fear through the merger process they could lose financially. besides that, the big topic of the day was the u.s. central bank, the fed. the problem is the news of whether it would buy bonds in order to support the ailing u.s. economy in the labour market their was not out until the end of european trading, so there was a lot of reticence to do anything. the fed will be the topic of the day on friday. >> time to check out the closing numbers -- >> the blue-chip dax in germany was down on the day. a similar story for the eurostoxx 50. the dow jones has rallied by nearly 2% on the news.
. it is midday here in london, 7:00 in the morning in washington, and 1:00 in the afternoon in frankfurt, germany, where all eyes are on the meeting of the european central bank. the market will want to know if mario draghi is as good as his word. the oecd just described the crisis as the greatest risk to the global economy. spain has convinced germany for rapid action. i am joined now by our correspondent in berlin and madrid. steve, if i could come to you first. what are they discussing at the ecb? >> basically, whether to buy up spanish debt. if the price of borrowing gets too high. mr. mario draghi indicated he would do whatever it takes, how much he would be prepared to spend of the ecb's money, and germany is uneasy. willet it be a vague promise to buy debt or something more than that? >> how important is this meeting for spain? further down the line, italy possibly. >> the spanish government argues that the crux of their problem at the moment are high borrowing costs. they cannot go to the market and get money at a sensible rate of interest. there are two scores of thought white spain's bo
ruling, the court did uphold the fund, but it placed limits on germany's contributions. it also strengthened the right of parliament to receive controversial information on the esm. other eurozone countries have accepted these conditions as well. >> in germany, the job market has been weathering the eurozone crisis relatively well. new numbers show that unemployment dropped in september, down to almost 6.5%. the head of the german employment agency warns that the pace of job creation is slowing. >> let's turn our attention to the day's market action. european shares rebounded thursday, following a steep sell-off during the trading session on wednesday. our correspondence sent us this summary from frankfurt. >> the german labor market stays in very good shape. this is a good sign, one of the few positive signs in this euro debt crisis. today, investors focused more on italy and rome -- focused more on italy, where rome gave out new bonds. yields went down significantly, and this shows that investors seem to trust italy again. later on this day, investors focused on new economic d
against germany and the high seas of the atlantic. by the time pearl harbor occurs in december of 1941 roosevelt has seized the levers of control of the american military has no president since abraham lincoln in the civil war. he revels in the sand is as comfortable as the old be up for he used to wear as his trademark hat. at one point he is to be introduced at indigent by the secretary of state and he tell him don't introduce me as president today, introduce me as commander in chief. in this role, he assumed three major positions. first as the recruiter in chief finding the people who can lead the armed forces and dwinell war the second rule he assumed as the strategist and chief how to fight that war. third was as the morrill officer in effect mobilizing the morale in the united states to keep americans supporting that war until this a successful conclusion. his first is the recruiter in chief he pulls a pretty good judge. one of his major appointments to the army was general george marshall. marshall found out very early what was like to deal with roosevelt very dominant personali
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